New Cybersecurity Training Program Now Available Online

Jun 11, 2021 2:51:38 PM

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest skills gaps in today’s job market. Canada is suffering from a major shortage with thousands of unfilled information security jobs.  

The United States is short about half a million cybersecurity specialists, and experts predict we’ll have at least 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2022. 

Covid-19 has only added to the problem. As a huge segment of the global workforce shifts to work-from-home, hackers are taking advantage of remote network vulnerabilities. 

Meanwhile, many cybersecurity specialists have been reassigned to IT support roles, helping team members get set up from remote locations. 

The global consensus is clear: cyber threats are evolving at a faster pace than IT security teams can handle. We need more talent and we need it now.

Herzing College launched a new Cybersecurity training program to meet this need. It takes just 12 months and it's available online.

Find out what Herzing's Cybersecurity course has to offer.

What’s it Like to Study Business Administration at Herzing?

Jun 11, 2021 10:43:48 AM

Photo: Business students and instructors eating lunch together at the Herzing Winnipeg campus (2019) 

Thinking about taking Business Administration training? Looking to switch careers, upgrade your office skills, or get your first job in this field? 

No matter your background, age, or level of experience, this program can help you reach your goals. Business administration is one of the most flexible diploma programs out there. 

But if you’ve done some research, you’ll notice this program is a little different at each college. Every school has its own version of the training. 

So, what’s it like to study Business Administration at Herzing? What can you expect in class? 

In this post, we break down the most important features of our diploma program.

We also spoke with some recent graduates to get their opinion on the courses, instructor, internship, and more. 

Here’s everything you need to know. 

What Exactly Does a Personal Support Worker (PSW) Do?

Jun 8, 2021 11:44:00 AM

Personal support workers (PSWs) play a crucial role in helping vulnerable people live their best lives. They usually work with seniors who need extra support with daily living tasks.

PSWs work in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement residences, hospitals, and for companies that deliver support to seniors in their own homes.

Personal support workers help clients maintain their dignity, stay safe, and remain as independent as possible.

Demand for personal support workers is higher than ever in Ontario and across Canada.

The need is so great that the Ontario government is investing tens of millions of dollars to train thousands of new PSWs.

Wondering if this career path is right for you? Want to know what you'd be doing at work?

In this post, we take you through the day-to-day duties of personal support workers and explain their role in client care.

Find out what becoming a PSW is all about, and if this occupation is your true calling.

What's It Like to Work in IT Support? Inside Look at the Role

Jun 4, 2021 1:39:46 PM

Most of today's companies could never survive without talented IT support specialists.

Also known as help desk analysts, IT support specialists are the first people we call when our computers don't work properly.

They handle everything from forgotten passwords, lost files, and broken network connections, to malfunctioning printers, software problems, and slow internet.

Without IT support specialists, daily operations would basically grind to a halt! And that's why these pros are in such high demand.

But what's it really like to work in this field?

What would you actually be doing on a daily basis? And what are the pros and cons of the job?

In this post, we give you an inside look at the role of IT support specialist.

Find out what this career is all about and see if it's right for you.

What Can You Do With a Diploma in Building Design?

Jun 3, 2021 10:10:14 AM

Like the idea of working with architects to bring new buildings to life? Want to get into the architecture field without investing years in university training?

A building design diploma could be just what you need.

This training teaches building design principles, the Ontario Building Code, and drafting software like AutoCAD and Revit. 

Most building design programs take well under 2 years, and some can be completed in just 12 months. It's the quickest way to start a career in architecture.

But what might that career look like? What kinds of opportunities are open to you once you graduate?

Read on to explore 6 different career paths you could take with a building design diploma.

What Skills Do You Learn in a CSW Diploma? Top 6 Takeaways

Jun 2, 2021 12:52:28 PM

Image: Students in the CSW diploma program at Herzing College

A Community Support Worker (CSW) diploma is a quick, efficient way to start a career in social services.  

If you want to do front-line work in your community, but don’t want to earn a university degree in social work, a CSW diploma is a good alternative.

It takes just 11 months to complete the program. 

We have been delivering CSW training (both on campus and online) for several years.

Students always say their favourite part of the program is the hands-on training in counselling. Plus the real experience they get on internship at a local community organization. 

Most students are excited to get out there and start working with people in need. They’re not interested in spending years studying social work history and theory.  

So, exactly what topics and skills are covered in a CSW diploma? How does it prepare you for the challenges of supporting at-risk people?

Read on for a good preview of what you’ll be learning in class.

What an Interior Designer Does (& Doesn't Do) at Work

Jun 2, 2021 11:32:38 AM

You may be familiar with the basic interior designer job description: create indoor spaces that are safe, functional, and attractive.

But you may not realize the full scope of the role.

Interior design is a broad and varied field, with many potential specializations and career paths.

You could work on all kinds of spaces, including condos, hotels, restaurants, factories, hospitals, airport terminals, retail stores, and more.

At the same time, there are many misconceptions about what interior designers actually do. (Hint: it's not all about picking pretty fabrics!)

In this post, we provide an inside look at the job of an interior designer and debunk some common myths about the role.

Find out what this career really involves so you can decide if it's right for you.

4 Computer Networking Jobs That Are Growing During Pandemic

May 31, 2021 1:31:29 PM

It's no secret that the pandemic massively disrupted many sectors of Canada's economy.

It dramatically changed the way many people work, shop, socialize (and pretty much every other aspect of our lives).

But while some industries have suffered large job losses, sectors like information technology experienced substantial growth.

With everyone stuck at home, relying on digital systems to keep them connected to the outside world, the demand for computer networking professionals has kicked into high gear.

In this post, we walk you through 4 computer networking jobs that have seen increased demand during the pandemic.

Find out which IT careers offer promising opportunities both now and in the years ahead.

What is a Medical Office Assistant (MOA)? Roles & Responsibilities

May 28, 2021 9:46:48 AM

Want a healthcare career that offers a blend of clerical and clinical work? A role as a medical office assistant could be ideal.

But just what is a medical office assistant? If you took on this job, what would you actually be doing all day?

Medical office assistants (MOAs) are the first point of contact for anyone calling or arriving at a clinic, hospital, or other healthcare facility.

They greet patients, update files, prep exam rooms, and carry out a range of other duties that keep the medical office operating smoothly.

In this post, we outline the essential role of MOAs and the many tasks they perform each day.

Get a full picture of life on the job and see if this career is a good choice for you.

Top 10 Community Service Worker Skills & Qualifications

May 26, 2021 4:33:27 PM

Wondering if you have what it takes to be a community service worker (CSW)? 

CSWs deliver front-line services that have a real impact on the lives of their fellow Canadians.

They assist people who are dealing with serious social and personal challenges, including addiction, unemployment, homelessness, domestic abuse, poor mental health, and more.

You need specific training and a special skillset to succeed in this role.

Are you a good fit?

In this post, we outline the top 10 community service worker skills and qualifications.

This is what you'll need to make a positive impact in people's lives and build a successful career in social services.

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